About

EV travel from trails to trees to seas...

Charge North is a community-driven, collaborative program building an electric vehicle (EV) network across central and northern BC. It is a 3-year, $5 million initiative supported by six regional districts including over 40 local governments and First Nations, Northern Development Initiatives Trust, the Province of BC and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The project, facilitated by the Community Energy Association, will create a Level 2 charging station network that connects almost 2,800 km of highway from south of Kamloops to Prince George, along Highway 16 and onto Haida Gwaii.

The partnership developed between Charge North communities demonstrates collaborative leadership on addressing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation while supporting economic development and enhancing tourism opportunities.

A detailed description of the project partners can be found here.

Map

40+ Communities | 30 DCFC’s |120 Level 2’s | 2,780 kms connected EV travel

The Charge North EV station network is a robust system that will facilitate connected, reliable travel to and within central and northern BC. To learn about the charging station types and the modeling used to create the network, visit the History of Charge North.

*Note: this map represents just the Charge North proposed network and is not meant to be used as a travel planning tool. To plan EV travel, we suggest www.plugshare.com

Click on “view larger map” icon in the top right corner to see station details.

Level 2 Stations Coming Soon
Installed DCFC
DCFC Coming Soon

Vendors

Are you a Level 2 EVSE supplier or installer?

A request for proposals to participate in Charge North will be issued in late 2020/early 2021. We are asking interested parties to register to indicate their interest in advance.

Register as a solution provider.

Note: Registering does not commit you to participate, nor is it a requirement to participate; it’s a way to stay up-to-date on our pending Request for Proposal.

Benefits

Enhance Regional Tourism

Charging stations strategically located near shops, attractions, cafés, and restaurants will showcase Charge North communities, offer visitors many convenient ways to enjoy an area, and support walkable tourism.

Connect Communities

With 30 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Stations being installed on Highways 16, 97 and 5, travel to and within central and northern BC will be convenient and reliable.

Leave more money in your wallet

Filling your car with electricity instead of gas can save you more than $1,200 a year…but that doesn’t even include savings on maintenance. Say goodbye to oil changes!

Make dear Mother Nature happy

Breathe deep! More electric vehicles on BC roads means less emissions from vehicle travel, helping our region meet climate action goals and improving our air quality.

EV’s in the north? You bet….the EV stations in the Charge North network are planned with local geography and climate in mind. Enjoy these winter driving videos!

Resources

RESOURCES

The Charge North Feasibility Study was funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the six Charge North regional districts and the Province of BC through the Emotive program. To view our feasibility study milestone reports, click here.

 

EV resources can help you source rebates, find active stations and stay on top of the latest trends….

The EV Experience!

EmotiveBC is a campaign that raises awareness of plug-in electric vehicles in B.C. The campaign’s goal is to share with British Columbians how much FUN it is to drive an EV. #EVolveToElectric

Charging in BC & Beyond

Plugshare.com is the best source to find every charging station in Canada, USA, Europe and beyond! The site also allows users to post reviews and update a charging station's status.

Rebates for buying an EV


The Province of BC's Clean Energy Vehicle Program and policies encourage and accelerate the adoption of EVs by providing cash rebates on your purchase of a new EV.

All about EV technology

Plug In BC is your source for all things related to EVs and their related charging infrastructure. Visit PlugInBC for resources, research, facts and so much more.